The Enneagram for writers (an introduction)

Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
Student prices also available

What you'll do

Want to develop three-dimensional fictional characters but just can't get there? The Enneagram is an ancient model of personality types that provides a fascinating framework for understanding ourselves and others better. It's often the missing ingredient for writers struggling to flesh out their characters and make them as complex as we all are.

In this exciting workshop, WriteClub's Alison Powell and Enneagram psychologist Dr Rebekah Tennyson will combine their years of creative writing, psychology and coaching to introduce you to the nine character types defined by the Enneagram.

Alison and Rebekah will show you how you can use this model not only to get a better handle on yourself but to create super-realistic fictional characters. Both your hosts will bring the Enneagram's dynamic insights to the storyteller’s toolkit - whether you're writing fiction, memoir, essays or journaling for self-discovery.

During this workshop, you will learn about the nine Enneagram ‘types’ and discover:

  • How each type is motivated
  • Typical behaviour patterns of each type
  • How each type responds differently to stress
  • Where different types tend to find security
  • Revelations about childhood patterns
  • The similarities, differences and overlaps between personality types

Find out how to apply this understanding to yourself. Identify ways it can support your creative process and strengthen your fictional characters. Learn how the Enneagram is used as a model for analysing well-known literary characters and as a tool for creating nuanced characters from scratch.

This workshop isn't just ideal for writers, it's great for people who want to understand human psychology better. Maybe you want to gain a different perspective on conflicts in your own life or embrace your strengths - this tool could seriously help. There will be an opportunity to do writing exercises on the day, the chance to share your words, ask questions and meet other writers at various stages of their creative journeys.

Come and get curious about characters - including your own!

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Want to develop three-dimensional fictional characters but just can't get there? The Enneagram is an ancient model of personality types that provides a fascinating framework for understanding ourselves and others better. It's often the missing ingredient for writers struggling to flesh out their characters and make them as complex as we all are.

In this exciting workshop, WriteClub's Alison Powell and Enneagram psychologist Dr Rebekah Tennyson will combine their years of creative writing, psychology and coaching to introduce you to the nine character types defined by the Enneagram.

Alison and Rebekah will show you how you can use this model not only to get a better handle on yourself but to create super-realistic fictional characters. Both your hosts will bring the Enneagram's dynamic insights to the storyteller’s toolkit - whether you're writing fiction, memoir, essays or journaling for self-discovery.

During this workshop, you will learn about the nine Enneagram ‘types’ and discover:

  • How each type is motivated
  • Typical behaviour patterns of each type
  • How each type responds differently to stress
  • Where different types tend to find security
  • Revelations about childhood patterns
  • The similarities, differences and overlaps between personality types

Find out how to apply this understanding to yourself. Identify ways it can support your creative process and strengthen your fictional characters. Learn how the Enneagram is used as a model for analysing well-known literary characters and as a tool for creating nuanced characters from scratch.

This workshop isn't just ideal for writers, it's great for people who want to understand human psychology better. Maybe you want to gain a different perspective on conflicts in your own life or embrace your strengths - this tool could seriously help. There will be an opportunity to do writing exercises on the day, the chance to share your words, ask questions and meet other writers at various stages of their creative journeys.

Come and get curious about characters - including your own!

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Yuup extras

  • WriteClub swag
  • Enneagram workbook

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Adult changing
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

  • The nearest car park is Trenchard St

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About WriteClub

WriteClub provide inspiring creative writing workshops. Connecting you with a lovely writing community or offering one-on-one support to help you get the most out of your writing. All writers are welcome.

Their workshops will help you to get words down on the page, provide advice on how to manage procrastination and (every writer's biggest fear) get feedback on your work.

All workshops are led by WriteClubber-in-chief, Alison Powell. She's been running writing workshops forever (seriously, she even used to get her primary school friends writing stories...) and established WriteClub in 2016.

Alison supports new and established writers and runs regular workshops covering all aspects of the writing craft. Helping people to get going with (and, importantly, to complete!) their long dreamed of novels and memoirs. Alison is an award-winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa.

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Your hosts

Alison Powell

Alison runs WriteClub. She’s a creativity coach and an award-winning writer.

Besides running writing masterclasses that help nurture new talent, Alison runs regular open mic nights that celebrate work from established and emerging writers.

Alison’s work has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Bringing years of experience as a secondary English and Drama teacher to the table. As a fully fledged INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching - Alison certainly has a few tools to help her get the best out of her student’s writing!

Alison believes expressive writing has the power to transform lives. Her love of poetry and story, along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her positive, lively and welcoming teaching style. Alison will ensure you find all the support you need to get your words down on the page.

Dr Rebekah Tennyson

Dr Rebekah Tennyson is a registered Clinical Psychologist and enneagram coach. In addition to working in the NHS, she is the founder of Enneagram Psychology which offers a range of therapeutic and coaching services integrating the wisdom of the enneagram with psychological theory.
Rebekah is passionate about helping people to understand themselves and others better, and her love of the enneagram has come from personal as well as professional experience of its uses. One of her favourite things about this model is how it helps people to identify and focus on their unique strengths and potential.
A life-long bookworm, she has combined her love of fiction and psychology to offer workshops and consultation to writers that aid with character as well as personal development.

How to get there

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Price
£55 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.